Nigel North, lute - "Back on the Lute" (Part 3 of 6) - Summer Music 2017

  • July 2, 2017
  • IU Summer Music
  • Auer Hall, 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-9846
  • 4:00 PM
  • Free

Summer Music 2017

Faculty Recital

Nigel North
, lute

“Bach on the Lute” (Part 3 of 6)

J. S. Bach: Suites for cello solo Nos. 4 and 5 
       (BWVv 1010 and 1011/995)

J. S. Bach: ‘Ciaconna’ from “Partita in D Minor 
       for violin solo,” BWV 1004

*Transcriptions by Nigel North

About the Artist

Nigel North was initially inspired into music at age 7 by the early 60s instrumental pop group The Shadows. He studied classical music through the violin and guitar, eventually discovering his real path in life, the lute, when he was 15. Primarily self-taught on the instrument, he has (for over 30 years) developed a unique musical life which embraces activities as a teacher, accompanist, soloist, director, and writer. Some touchstones on the way include the publication of a continuo tutor (Faber 1987) as well as his passion for the music of J. S. Bach. The four-volume CD collection Bach on the Lute was recorded on the Linn Records label (1994-1997) and is now available as a four-disc box set. The ensembleRomanesca was formed by North together with Andrew Manze (violin) and John Toll (harpsichord and organ). For 10 years (1988-1998), the group explored, performed, and recorded 17th-century chamber music, winning several international awards for their recordings. For over 20 years, North was professor of lute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London; from 1993 to 1999 he was professor at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin; from 2005 to 2007, he was lute professor at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, Netherlands; and since January 1999, North has been professor of lute at the Jacobs School of Music’s Historical Performance Institute. Other recording projects have included Robert Dowland’s A Musical Banquet with soprano Monika Mauch for ECM (2008), Lute Songs with tenor Charles Daniels for ATMA (2007), and the Lute Music of Robert Johnsonfor Naxos (2010).

Nigel North, lute - "Back on the Lute" (Part 3 of 6) - Summer Music 2017